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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:19 AM

Schools Face Threats Nationwide Following Sandy Hook Shooting

Source: ABC News

Many of these incidents turned out to be little more than young people acting out or seeking attention, but in some cases police found significant stockpiles of firearms and ammunition.

Just a few hours after the world learned what happened inside the halls at the Sandy Hook elementary school, police arrested a 60-year-old Indiana man who had allegedly threatened to "kill as many people as he could before police stopped him," according to the police report, at an elementary school in Cedar Lake, Ind.

When Von Meyer was arrested, just 1,000 feet from Jane Ball Elementary School, police confiscated from his home $100,000 worth of guns and ammunition including 47 weapons.

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Despite the rash of recent threats, anecdotal data compiled by Trump's National School Safety and Security Services and analyzed by Scripps Howard found that there were approximately 120 known but thwarted plots against schools between 2000 and 2010. The list is not comprehensive and many incidents likely went unreported. Fifty-five of those known threats -- all thwarted -- involved guns and 22 of them involved explosive devices, according to the Scripps Howard report.



Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/schools-face-threats-nationwide-sandy-hook-shooting/story?id=18019370

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kwassa Dec 2012 OP
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #1
jpak Dec 2012 #3
bbernardini Dec 2012 #2
Mojorabbit Dec 2012 #7
bucolic_frolic Dec 2012 #4
gonzo_del_oeste Dec 2012 #5
cese Dec 2012 #6

Response to kwassa (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:20 AM

1. Copycat attention seekers

aka sickos.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:46 AM

3. and armed to the teeth thanks to the NRA, GOP and ALEC

yup

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Response to kwassa (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:40 AM

2. After Columbine, there were a number of bomb threats at the school where I was teaching.

One day, I pulled into the parking lot only to be told by a school police officer to turn around and go home. Another day, they called in multiple threats to three buildings in one complex, so we had to keep moving the kids around from building to building as police cleared them.

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Response to bbernardini (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:39 AM

7. It was like that in the early seventies.

I was in school and we had to evacuate the building almost every day for a while. In the eighties, as a nurse we had training on bomb detection in the hospital as there were several incidences of people phoning in bomb threats there.

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Response to kwassa (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:36 AM

4. This is Terrorism

every bit as much as 9-11

Where are the Republicans screaming for Homeland Security?

Why isn't the flag RED today?

Is this the Right to Life the GOP promises?

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Response to kwassa (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:40 AM

5. 1st post

Well ... mental health has been defunded for decades, and now the paranoid have a voice with the tea party/preppers/glenn beck full tilt boogie nutters ... and besides our narcissistic selves got even more possibilities of exposure ... what do you think was going to happen?

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Response to kwassa (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:08 PM

6. cese

Has anyone told those that want to arm teachers that we pay them to TEACH not act as armed guards.....

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